Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to nmelton @ or mailed to: The Examiner, 300 N. Osage St., Independence, MO 64050, attention Nancy Melton. Also, check the calendar online at


National Frontier Trails Museum open house: 10 am to 2 pm, 318 W. Pacific, Independence. A spring coffee social to welcome the public to the museum. It’s free. Attendees will be able to visit the museum and enjoy craft coffee and pastries provided by The Wild Way Coffee Company. For further information, call the Museum at 816-325-7579.

Winter farmers market: 9 am to 1 pm, Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road. Locally grown produces, meats, homemade sweets and treats as well as handmade crafts. All products are produced within a 100-mile radius of the market.

Girls Scout Day at the Zoo: 9:30 am to 4 pm, at the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, 816-595-1765. Any Girl Scout wearing branded apparel will be admitted without charge and one parent / guardian will be admitted with her for $ 9. For further info, visit education @

“How Three Little Kittens Lost Their Mittens” – 11 am, Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence, 816-833-9777. This performance is presented by Nancy Clark. Tickets are $ 5 per person with infants under the age of 2 admitted without charge. For an extra $ 10, children ages 5 and older may participate in a 45-minute art project following the performance.

Reservations and payment due in advance. This program will also be offered on April 9. To reserve seats for the show or the art class, call 816-833-9777 or email

Pickup Chess at George Owens Nature Park: 2 to 4 pm, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence, 816-325-7115. All experience levels and ages are welcome. We’ll have everything you need, or you can bring your own chess set. Bring a friend or play against other players that show up.

Volunteer Day at George Owens: 2 to 4 pm, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence, 816-325-711. Help remove invasive plants such as garlic mustard and shrub honeysuckle. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and water. For more info, call 816-325-7115.

Free Target Archery Classes: 10 to 11:30 am, and 1 to 2 pm, Anita B. Gorman Discovery, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, 816-759- 7300. Free classes sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The morning session is for participants ages 9 and older, and the afternoon session is for people 18 years and older. Advance registration is required. For the morning session, registration may be completed by visiting For the afternoon session, registration may be completed by visiting Classes are for individuals and families to learn about basic target archery skills and equipment. Attendees can try out target bows and arrows with the instructor.


1859 Jail Museum: 217 N. Main, 816-252-1892. Beginning April 5, the Jail and Museum will be open from 1 to 4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 11 am to 4 pm on Friday and Saturday, but closed on Sunday and Monday. Tickets are $ 6 for adults, $ 5 for seniors, $ 3 for children ages 6 to 16 and free for those ages 5 and under. For further information, visit

Bingham-Wagoner Estate: 313 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, 816-461-3491. As of April 1, the estate is open from Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sundays, from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children. The web side is

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark: 9 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 105 Osage St., Sibley. For further information, call 816-650-3278 or visit

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum: 9 am to 3 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays, 500 WUS 24, Independence. Timed entry tickets are required and can be purchased at For further information, call 816-268-8200, 800-833-1225.

Harry S. Truman Home: Beginning on April 6, the home will be open for tours on Wednesday through Sunday. Tour tickets will be free, but visitors must go to the visitor center located at 223 N. Main, Independence, to obtain tickets. The visitor center will be open from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Wednesday through Sunday. Tours of the Truman home will begin at 9 am and the last tour each day will begin at 4:30 pm Across the street from the Truman home is the Noland home, where President Truman’s aunt, uncle and cousins ​​resided. This home is open for visitors on the same schedule as the Truman home. Call 816-254-9929 for further information.

Harry S. Truman Office and Courtroom: Tours of the courthouse are provided by the Jackson County Historical Society. Call 816-252-7454 for further information.

National Frontier Trails Museum: 10 am to 4 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 318 W. Pacific Ave, Independence, 816-325-7575. A museum tells the story of the pioneering trains, including the Oregon, Santa Fe and California trails. Group tours can be arranged by appointment, by contacting fbuhro @ indepmo. org.

Vaile Mansion: 1500 N. Liberty, Independence. Open 10 am to 4 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 1 to 4 pm Sundays. Admission is $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for children. For further information, visit

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